A Thousand Splendid Suns Topics for Discussion

Khaled Hosseini
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In what ways is this an Afghan novel? In what ways is it an American novel? Citing specific instances from the text, define what it would mean for the novel to be either Afghan or American, and then make a case for either definition. Which definition fits best?

Where is this book most characteristic of itself? What passage or scene exemplifies the book best? Reading the scene closely and explain why it is better than other scenes, at encapsulating the meaning and themes of the book.

Nana tells Laila, "Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always." (p. 7). How accurate does this truth end up being, throughout the course of the novel? Are there exceptions to this rule? How do women prepare for or avoid this eventuality?

In the beginning of the novel, the reader meets...

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